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Wordplay Apr 22
OEM Tech Session Apr 25
Porsches & Pastrami May 3
Autocross #1 May 9
RPM Jun 5-7
Parade Jun 21-27

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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Hershey
swap meet
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Hershey
swap meet
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Central Pennsylvania Region PCA
38th Annual Porsche-Only Swap Meet
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On April 18 the Central Pennsylvania Region will host its 38th annual Porsche-only Swap Meet that will feature nearly 650 vendors, around 1,000 Porsches, over 6,000 Porsche fans from all over the world, a People's Choice concours, a Porsche corral, and an autocross on Sunday, April 19. See John Schmidt's report on the 2013 swap meet.

  • Date: Saturday, April 18
  • Time: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Location: Hershey Park – Giant Center (map)
    100 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Admission: Free
  • Parking: $20 per car (general or Porsche)

photo of the Einspritzers team
at the 2014 Wordplay

Shenandoah Porsche Gear Heads to Compete in Wordplay:
Shenandoah members Deane Parker (Team Captain), Kim Butcher, and Janet Matthews have volunteered to participate in Wordplay, a trivia contest that will raise money to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA). LVCA is an independent, non-profit organization that offers free, confidential, individualized literacy and English instruction to more than 300 adults each year.

Last year Shenandoah entered Wordplay for the first time as the Shenandoah Porsche Einspritzers and had a blast. (See the article and photos from last year.) Teams of three people from groups, organizations, and businesses will compete in rounds of trivia for bragging rights and a fabulous traveling trophy. Come out and cheer for your Shenandoah Porsche Gear Heads, wear your Porsche bling, and play along with the games!

  • Date: Wednesday, April 22
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Paramount Theater (map)
    Historic Downtown Mall
    215 East Main Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Refreshments: Available for purchase

You can buy tickets online by clicking here or by calling the LVCA Office at (434) 977-3838. For $5 per raffle ticket at the event, you'll have a chance to win an iPad, tickets to a show at the Paramount, brunch at the Boars Head Inn, or other great prizes! More information is on the LVCA Wordplay web page.

If you have questions or would like to be an alternate for the team, please email Sherry at vscapes@cstone.net or call (434) 295-3955 or 249-2877 (cell).


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"Alas, poor Yorick!"
Paul Overstreet contemplates the hard life of a throwout bearing
OEM Tech Session — Tires and Transmissions:
Join the Shenandoah Region PCA at 10 AM on Saturday, April 25 for a Tech Session put on by our very own Paul Overstreet at his shop Overstreet European Motors. Paul will be teaching us how to read the markings on the sidewalls of our tires and tread wear patterns, and show us how a manual transmission works from the inside of a transmission. After Paul fills our heads up with useful information and satisfies our curiosity about how a transmission works, we will go to The Barbeque Exchange in Gordonsville just around the corner from Paul's shop and fill our bellies with, you guessed it, barbeque. We want to give The Barbeque Exchange an expected head count so they will be ready for us with plenty of fresh barbeque, so please RSVP online by clicking here.

We'll start at Overstreet European Motors at 10 AM, learn more than we will know the next day, and drive to The Barbeque Exchange at 11:30 am.

Times:

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Learn all we can
  • 11:30 AM – 11:35 AM: Drive around the corner
  • 11:35 AM –  1:00 PM: Lunch (pay for your own)

Where:

  • Overstreet European Motors (map)
    1 Cleveland St. Suite 900D
    Gordonsville, VA 22942
    (Behind the Food Lion, take an immediate right after you pass through the gate,
    then drive to the rear of the building.)
  • The Barbeque Exchange (map)
    102 Martinsburg Ave
    Gordonsville, VA 22942

Additional information and weather-related event changes will be posted here. Questions? Contact Clint Shuler at (540) 271-5032 or cshuler@lantzcc.com.


photo of Gary Hagar
for Porsches & Pastrami
Porsches and Pastrami:

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA on Sunday, May 3 for a relaxed and fun afternoon with your Porsche friends. Come when you can for the parts that interest you or suit your schedule. New members, this is a great event for you to meet and get to know fellow Porsche enthusiasts!

Porsches & Pastrami will start at Dürty Nelly's Pub at 11:45 AM with a deli-style lunch (pay for your own). You can enjoy lunch socializing with old and new friends. Then we will go out to the parking lot for a people's choice concours, so shine 'em up! We will not be going on a tour this time.

Before Porsches and Pastrami, starting at 10:30 AM Dave Lasch will conduct a Concours Judging Clinic for those interested in what judges are looking for or what to look for as a judge at RPM (Richmond Porsche Meet) and beyond.

Times:

  • 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: Dave's Concours Judging Clinic
  • 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM: Lunch (pay for your own)
  • 1:15 PM – 2 PM: People's Choice Concours

Where:

  • Dürty Nelly's Pub and Wayside Deli
    (Co-owned by Shenandoah Member Gary Hagar)
    220 Jefferson Park Avenue (map)
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Phone: (434) 295-1278
  • Additional information and weather-related event changes will be posted here.
    Questions? Contact Gary Hagar at (540)221-2981 or Ghagar52@gmail.com.


autocross photo Shenandoah PCA Autocross #1: Join Rick Ebinger and Erik Boody for Shenandoah's first official autocross of 2015 at the Augusta Government Center (map and driving directions) on Saturday, May 9. Save $2 by registering on line with MotorsportReg.com before 7 PM on Friday, May 8.

Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and other brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club. Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers is provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine.

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30 AM
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00
  • First car off at 11:30

The fees for the event are as follows:
Online Payment with MotorsportReg.com: PCA member $23, Non PCA member $28.
Or pay at the Event: PCA member $25, Non PCA member $30

Adult participants and spectators must sign the waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event.


RPM photo Shenandoah's 19th Annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM):
Join the Shenandoah Region for an enjoyable weekend June 5 — 7 in historic Richmond, VA. Friday-evening participants will gather to prep their cars at Dave's Auto Spa for the upcoming festivities, hang out and "kick the tires" at Euroclassics Porsche, and have dinner at nearby Stonehenge Golf & Country Club.

On Saturday, we will host a tops-only concours along the banks of the scenic James River that will conclude with a catered lunch at our famous "Cafe Carrera." The color theme this year is purple. Come visit with the Ingram family of the Ingram Collection in Durham, NC who plan to join us and display their 2015 Viola Metallic 918 Spyder and 959 "supercar."

After lunch, we will have a short gimmick rally/fun run to one of Richmond's well-known destinations and an informative tech session at Euroclassics Porsche. Guest speaker Bob Ingram, known for his collection of rare and collectible Porsches, will entertain us with a talk during our awards dinner banquet.

We will complete the weekend with a Sunday autocross on the 1/3-mile banked oval track at Southside Speedway, with an optional boxed lunch. All Porsche enthusiasts are welcome!

RPM Concours Judges are needed: Head Concours Judge Dave Lasch is coordinating two, and possibly three, teams to judge RPM's Concours. You don't need to have previous judging experience but will need to be committed to the judging activities for a couple of hours on Saturday morning, June 6. Don't worry! Dave will tell you everything you need to know to become a great judge. Plus, you'll be given time to be with your Porsche if you choose to exhibit it in the Concours.
Contact Dave at dlasch00@hotmail.com if you would like to learn more or volunteer.

The weekend is full of options. Come for the whole event or the parts that interest you or suit your schedule. More details, including registration info, will be posted here as they become available. Questions? contact Alex Smith at (804) 323-1559 or asmith@collegiate-va.org or Sherry Westfall at (434) 295-3955 or vscapes@cstone.net.


Parade logo Porsche Parade 2015: Save the dates for PCA's 60th Porsche Parade:

  • When: Sunday June 21 — Saturday, June 27
  • Where: French Lick, Indiana
  • What: Porsche Parade is a week-long gathering of people and Porsches from all over the world that is held at a different location every year. Events range from the competitive (Concours d'Elegance, Autocross, Time-Speed-Distance Rally, and Technical and Historical Quiz) to just for fun (scenic driving tours, parties and banquets with guest speakers, activities for kids and teens, seminars and workshops, athletic events, and much more).

Parade Registration opened on Tuesday, March 17 at 12 PM. The best Parade events fill up quickly, so it is best to register as soon as registraion is open. To register, click here. See preliminary details on the Parade website.


FSR DE photo First Settlers Region Summer DE at VIR: Please join the First Settlers Region for their July 11 – 12, 2015 Drivers Education (DE) at VIR in Alton, VA. Both days will be on the VIR full course. This event is open to any driver 18 and over with a valid US-issued driver's license and with any make/model of car. On-line registration will remain open until June 26, but it is a good idea to register sooner in case the event fills up.

Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver's Education is for you? Then register for their DE INTRO! For a $50 fee, they will get you onto the track in your car with an instructor for a single session mid-day on Saturday, July 11. Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you will need a Snell SA rated helmet. FSR has a few loaners available, so please email the registrar before you sign up if you'd like to borrow one.


Green Bank tour photo Green Bank, WV Tour:
Back by popular demand, on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9 we will have an optional overnight trip to Green Bank, West Virginia to enjoy curvy mountain roads, visit the Green Bank Telescope, ride the Cass Scenic Railroad, and much more. Save the dates and stay tuned for details! Click here to see the NEWS article and photos from the 2010 version of this tour.


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